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Mar. 19th, 2014

So. Apparently the 'accessible seating' area, at the Cat Empire gig on Friday won't have chairs for anyone else because it was too difficult to sort out. (Translation: we done care enough to try). People in wheelchairs only.

Yes. That's right. I have to sit alone. Perhaps I can wave to my boyfriend... I've been reassured that he will probably be able to find standing room nearby.


I feel...patronised.

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dragonsally
Mar. 19th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
Which venue is it, because that is just pathetic.
splodgenoodles
Mar. 19th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
Federation Square.

If things don't work out very well on the night, I'll be providing feedback.
braunie
Mar. 19th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
Entertainment venues so often seem to act surprised that there are people with disabilities and accessibility issues.
ant_queen
Mar. 19th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
Wow, that's lousy. I would have thought Fed Square would be better equipped, unless it's the gig organisers decision. I would make a bit of stink about it. Many people in wheelchairs have a carer with them. Isn't there some law or something that requires places to allow a carer to be with someone in a wheelchair? And the space thing is bollocks. If they have room for a wheelchair they have room for someone standing behind the wheelchair. Maybe your boy could sit in your lap? I think you are thoroughly justified in feeling irked by this whole situation.
cmcmck
Mar. 19th, 2014 08:34 am (UTC)
Everyone know our bodies and our needs better than we do.

I know this one from another (and rather different) angle. :oS
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